Nintendo takes the top spot.
The GameSpot Player's Choice voting has ended, and we have our reader-selected game of the year. The GameSpot editors already voted and made our decision on 2017's overall game of the year, and it looks like the audience agrees. With over 30% of the vote, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the player's choice champion. Voting for the player's choice category ran from December 22 to January 2.
You can see the full list of entrants and the results below, but here's a quick recap of the top five by votes:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- 33%
- Horizon: Zero Dawn -- 19%
- TIE! Divinity: Original Sin II and Persona 5 --- 9%
- Assassin's Creed Origins -- 4%
This was an especially difficult year to pick an overall winner, but Nintendo came out on top in the end. For more of our editorially curated lists, you can also check out the best content across games and entertainment in 2017. But how did your personal favorite perform in the rankings? Let us know in the comments below!
The list of entrants for consideration was culled from our own complete list of award winners and editorial spotlight choices across PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, 3DS, and mobile. A few rules on how we made the selections for this particular category: they must be new games released in 2017, or re-releases that were substantially updated and changed. There is one big addition worth noting that was not eligible for our own Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Since the game is now out officially on PC, PUBG is also included in the list below.